DigiPlex has joined the European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres.
The voluntary code of conduct was created in response to increasing energy consumption among data centres across Europe. It provides a platform for the sharing of information, best practice and collaboration aimed at reducing the environmental impact of data centres.
The initiative suggests a range of sustainability commitments for its participants, which include an energy audit and implementation of an energy efficiency action plan at each data centre site.
By taking part in the code, DigiPlex aims to achieve certification to the ISO Energy Management Standard (ISO 50001), which sets out requirements for organisations to improve overall energy management. The company plans to achieve this standard in 2023.
Haakon Holm-Knapstad, chief HR & compliance officer at DigiPlex, commented, “Although voluntary, the EU Code of Conduct provides a stringent framework to help DigiPlex improve its already industry leading energy efficiency. With over 200 data points reported per site, it helps us prepare the granular data to support precise and effective improvement plans. This same data will be crucial as we approach ISO 50001 certification.”
DigiPlex CEO, Wiljar Nesse, added, “We all need to play our part in decarbonising Europe’s economy. As a leader, it is incumbent on DigiPlex not to rest on its laurels, but to constantly challenge itself to be better, and to inspire others to be better. The EU Code of Conduct is a significant element in our mission to always put sustainability at the core.”